Landlord / Tenant Law
At Tilem & Campbell, PC, our attorneys are committed to helping landlords and tenants resolve disputes related to commercial and residential leases. We regularly work with tenants and landlords throughout Westchester County, including Larchmont, White Plains, Yonkers, and Mamaroneck.
Our lawyers work closely with clients on every aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship on residential and commercial matters. Some of the issues our lawyers routinely handle include:
Lease drafting and review
Eviction and holdover actions
Breach of contract claims
Constructive eviction cases
Breach of warranty of habitability
Subleases and assignments
We do not recommend dealing with any of the above issues without the help of a capable attorney. Because of the high rents in New York, the stakes are high. And New York landlord / tenant law is known for being very complicated. For example, in New York, rent regulation can set the maximum legal rent for a particular apartment and can further limit rent increases, reduction of services, and the right to terminate a tenancy.
And evictions are also complex. There are strict laws about eviction summary proceedings, which are governed by the New York Real Property Action and Proceedings Law. A landlord must draft and serve 30-day and 3-day notices. Then he or she may petition for eviction on the basis of either nonpayment of rent or "holdover," in which people want to overstay a lease.
Avoid Disputes from the Beginning
Our attorneys regularly help resolve disputes that stem from badly constructed leases. We know from experience that the most cost-effective option is to avoid litigation by drafting commercial and residential leases that clearly define the rights and responsibilities of the landlord-tenant relationship.
However, when litigation cannot be avoided, our lawyers have the experience to handle any dispute between tenants and landlords. Our law firm is committed to helping protect our clients' rights and interests.
Speak with one of our attorneys, free of charge, by calling us at (914) 833-9785, or sending an E-Mail.